I've been slowly turning pages in "365 Days of Star Wars Locations" book, and yesterday's was 91 - (RotJ) Sandstorm 1. It shows an exterior model of the Falcon that's about 70% wide and missing the remaining side.
It's actually very similar to the incomplete one they built for A New Hope in '77, which is the reason the Radar Dish is missing when the falcon is seen in Docking Bay 94. This model was used for that scene and the scenes in the Death Star landing bay. It seems someone maid a point of making sure a full Falcon was built for ESB, and that set is used in three locations (Hoth Base, Space Worm, Cloud City Docking Bay).
But back to RotJ... it's odd that they built a third Falcon set (they were too large and too expensive to store between movies. They should have asked me, I would have gladly put it up for a couple of years) and that they returned to the 70%ish width design, again missing the dish. But the set was only intended to be used for the Sandstorm scene, which we all know was cut during production.
It's just odd to think that the role of the set was expanded significantly for the 2nd film, and then practically completely removed for the third.
IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!
"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005
"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM
"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.
Rewrite the Prequels!